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CARLI News April 28, 2016

E-Resources FY17 Selection Cycle to Open in New Selection System

The FY 17 Selection Cycle is expected to open in the first week May using the newly redesigned Selection System. Vendors are currently loading pricing into the system. After all pricing has been verified, the system will be open to libraries for their FY17 subscription commitments. 
 

Board of Directors Election

The CARLI Board of Directors election is now underway. All governing member directors should have received their ballot on Monday, April 20. If you did not receive a ballot, please . Your input is valuable to us, please remember to vote.

Volunteer for a CARLI Committee

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on 9 advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.
 

CARLI News November 20, 2015

Recordings and Slides from CARLI Annual Meeting Now Available

Over 130 people attended the CARLI Annual Meeting in Champaign on Friday, November 13 to celebrate 35 Years of I-Share and 10 Years of CARLI.  If you missed the meeting, or want to see any of it again, visit the event page to find a link to the recordings of the morning and afternoon sessions, as well as links to the speakers’ slide presentations. 

Reprints Desk Webinar for CARLI Libraries

CARLI member libraries can now save on Document Delivery charges by using Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Document Delivery Service. To hear more about Reprints Desk, plan to attend the informational webinar on Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m.

During this 30-minute webinar, Reprints Desk will introduce Article Galaxy's collection of journal articles with special copyright royalty rates and demonstrate how their platform streamlines article acquisition workflows both directly and through integrations with systems such as ILLiad, Odyssey and RapidILL.

Register by November 5 for the CARLI Annual Meeting

Register by Thursday, November 5 if you are planning to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting on Friday, November 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is welcome. There is no fee to attend, and lunch will be provided.

All CARLI Services scheduled downtime: Friday, October 23, 2015, 3am-5am

UIUC networking staff will perform maintenance this week affecting CARLI services. Please notify your library staff working Friday morning.

CARLI website scheduled downtime: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10pm-midnight

UIUC networking staff will perform maintenance this week affecting CARLI services. Please notify your library staff working Wednesday night and Friday morning.

Boopsie Library Mobile App Offering Special Discount Pricing

Boopsie, an industry leader in making mobile apps for libraries, is offering a special discount pricing opportunity for CARLI libraries. Boopsie supports over 4,000 library locations worldwide, including the libraries of Vanderbilt University, Brown University, USC Health Sciences, and the University of Colorado School of Law.

CARLI Executive Director Susan Singleton to Retire in July 2016

Susan Singleton, CARLI Executive Director and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois, will retire in July 2016. Singleton, who has held the position since January 2006, was the first Executive Director hired after CARLI was created from the merger of the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program (ICCMP), the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL), and the Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization (ILCSO). 

Dennis Krieb is the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year

Dennis Krieb, Director of Institutional Research and Library Services at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, and a member of the CARLI Board of Directors since 2011, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award for 2015.

Register for the CARLI Governing Directors Meetings

All Directors of CARLI Governing member libraries are invited to attend any one of three Governing Directors meetings to be held in October. Meetings will be held in Chicago and Springfield on the following dates: 

CARLI News September 15, 2015

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

The 2015 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. Look for registration information later this month.

Illinois State Library Selected as DPLA Service Hub

Illinois State Library has been selected as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Illinois State Library will share Service Hub responsibilities with the Chicago Public Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

CARLI News July 30, 2015

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

Plan to join us on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. More information about the meeting will be available in August.

I-Share Next Update

The I-Share Next Task Force is still working on the specifications for the RFP for the product that will ultimately replace Voyager. The Task Force met with a UI Purchasing representative and State of Illinois Procurement Officer in July to make sure the Task Force’s evaluation plans comply with all regulations. 

CLOCKSS Offering Discount to CARLI Governing Members

CLOCKSS has agreed to special pricing for CARLI Governing member libraries that wish to support the archive. To encourage participation, CLOCKSS is pleased to offer all CARLI Consortium members a 10% discount on the annual participation fees, with a special discount price for small libraries.

CARLI News June 30, 2015

CARLI Budget Reduction Beginning July 1, 2015

While there is no final information available about the state budget at this time, CARLI was directed to model a 20% permanent budget reduction in operating expenses beginning July 1, 2015. CARLI is committed to protecting Governing member access to EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and I-Share. Rather than make cuts to our most critical programs, we are instead limiting initial reductions to current programs and services that will have a less severe effect on the patrons of member libraries in FY16.

Upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is Complete

The CARLI Office is pleased to report that the upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is complete.

CARLI News May 29, 2015

Final Results from the 2015 Board of Directors Election

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2015 are: Dennis Krieb (Lewis and Clark Community College), John Wilkin (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and David Stern (Saint Xavier University). 
 
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Jim Cubit (Lake Forest College), Lydia Morrow Ruetten (Governors State University) and Cate Kaufman (Illinois Central College). 
 

CARLI Board of Directors Election Results

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed.

Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2015 are: 

  • Dennis Krieb (Lewis and Clark Community College
  • John Wilkin (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
  • David Stern (Saint Xavier University) 

Directors appointed to one-year terms are:

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